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The World's longest running independent producer of broadcast quality podcasts for the adventurer, the long distance hiker, the backpacker, the camper, in fact anyone seeking an independent life in the outdoors as a self powered traveler. Since 2005 we've produced audio and video podcasts for the self powered outdoor enthusiast in the UK and World-Wide. For people who wants to find out more about getting into the outdoors lifestyle and enjoying the simple pleasures in life. Our range of mate ...
 
The adventure cycling and bikepacking podcast. Join us as we travel the length and breadth of the UK, seeking out the very best off road riding in the wild and wonderful British Isles. We’re seeking out the riders, route masters, gear designers and creatives that help us get the most out of leaving the tarmac behind. Our introductory series explores the fundamental concepts of what it means to ride off road; exploring cycling history, how new communities are being born all over the country a ...
 
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This is the concluding conversation with Lauren (Neon) Reed and Bethany (Fidget) Hughes from Her Odyssey regarding their current expedition to travel by self powered means from the southern tip of the Americas to the most northern point. Currently they are 8000 miles into the 20,000 mile total and so I was seeking to know about how they cope with f…
 
Traversing the length of the Americas by non-motorized means, connecting stories of the land and its inhabitants. Part one of a fascinating interview with Bethany ‘Fidgit’ Hughes and Lauren ‘Neon’ Reed who are traveling the length of the Americas by non-motorized means, gathering stories of people along the way, inspiring others to pursue their own…
 
Cicerone Press have just released the book The Big Rounds by David Lintern. A guide to Britain’s three most challenging long distance mountain rounds in the Lake District, Snowdonia and Lochaber. Not just for the fell runner, but the day walker and backpacker too. The Bob Graham Round, the Paddy Buckley Round and the Charlie Ramsay Round. Designed …
 
In 2016 Sophie Rooney set off with the bold intention of becoming the first woman to run the length of Scandinavia. From Nordkapp (the northernmost point of mainland Europe) to the German border with Denmark (3000 km south) carrying everything she needed on her back. Initially accompanied by a fellow trail runner, Sophie finds herself thrown into a…
 
This is the audio only from my recent Live Stream interview with Lisa Cutcliffe from Edulis Wild Foods. As Spring bursts forth in abundance around us in the countryside we witness new life in the form of fresh shoots, leaves and herbs. We pass them by often wondering if they are edible, or safe to eat, what they taste like or how to use them to exp…
 
This is part two of my fascinating conversation with Philip Carcia who completed the Single Year Grid last year in New Hampshire. Do have a listen to part one if you haven’t made the time to put this into perspective. In this episode we cover lots of topics, including the changes he noticed in himself, attitude of other hikers, his gear choices and…
 
This interviewee was suggested by long term listener Keith Foskett who met Philip on a mountain one day while hiking in the states. His story and the target he set himself is pretty incredible and shows a massive amount of dedication, sacrifice and commitment to achieve it. Philip J. Carcia is a hiker, runner, and media creator who has logged over …
 
Before all the Covid-19 hit the news and somewhere after the fire in Australia I had the pleasure to speak with Emily Penn about a topic that was in the news at the time, the impact single use plastics were having in our lives and more importantly how plastic was now in our food chain and no doubt, within us too. As you’ll hear she was lovely to ta…
 
What trends are we seeing in bike design? Can one-bike-to-do-it-all really work? Is there a sweet-spot for tyre width? What is the future of off road bicycle design? Chatting to Tom and Jack from the Bicycle Academy and framebuilder alumni Adeline O'Moreau, we discussed the change in bike design and builds over the last few decades, and how rider d…
 
I’ve spoken with Dermot and Katie in previous Podcasts about crossing Iceland in the better weather. However Ben James along with Neil Cox Having completed a summer crossing in 2017 unsupported, set themselves the ultimate goal to complete this in winter unsupported. Many attempted crossings in Winter have failed due to the extreme conditions, the …
 
Finally the electrician showed up to wire up and connect the new building, the office and more importantly the studio. Don’t you just love it when ‘yeah tomorrow or day after’ turns into 2 weeks? But we are in and these last few days have been one of humping and shifting stuff in the pouring rain and wind, in and out of containers, lofts and garage…
 
It has been a while since we spoke with a guest regarding either starting or finishing the PCT. To delve into their preparation or their conclusions. So it is good timing that my guest today Camile Mateos willingly discusses her thorough preparation in all aspects related to the PCT which she will be starting this Spring. The most important being t…
 
This is the concluding part of my conversation with two British adventurers who in 2019 followed a route which consisted of a 900 mile paddle and 400 miles walk in the footsteps of a piece of shameful American history now known as The Trail Of Tears. Although it is a story and a piece of history we in Europe know nothing about, it has similarities …
 
This is part one of a fascinating story about two British adventurers who in 2019 followed a route which consisted of a 900 mile paddle and 400 miles walk in the footsteps of a piece of shameful American history. Although it is a story and a piece of history we in Europe know nothing about, it has similarities to some of our own shameful activities…
 
This is the second part of my interview with Nikki Ray regarding her solo cycle trip to Ghana on a bike she built herself. In it we touch on the the different kind of travellers you meet on the road, how it feels to knock on a strangers door and seek shelter and how much it cost to build her own bike for the trip. She wanted to arrive in Ghana befo…
 
Let me introduce you to Nikki Ray who between August 2018 and May 2019 cycled solo, carrying all her belongings (including a ukulele), from Santander in Spain to Accra in Ghana covering 10,000km in total. She wanted to arrive in Ghana before her 30th birthday using her own leg power…and she did! The last few years before starting this trip she had …
 
The bushfires in Australia are now reaching biblical proportions and even though the news media has already moved on to the Corona Virus, the fires are still increasing. Lives are being lost, homes reduced to dust and the environmental bill becomes incalculable. Today’s news (28/1/20) is that southern Canberra is under attack after the spotlight fr…
 
In part one Jenny tells us of her project to run solo and unsupported across a mountain range on every continent where indigenous mountain people live isolated from the outside, urban world and details some of the stories from her Kyrgyzstan and Moroccan journeys. Part two deals with two other ranges each of which present their own unique challenge…
 
This interview with Jenny Tough took place while she is Kathmandu waiting for her flight back home to Scotland just before the New Year. She wanted a quick relaxing holiday break and chose to take her bike to Kathmandu and for kicks and giggles, decided to bike pack over the Thorong La Pass which has an elevation of 5,416m. While she was there they…
 
In part one Anna told us about her experiences while walking the Kings Trail in Sweden and the Green Ribbon in Scandinavia. This podcast concentrates on her 2018 4000km tandem kayak paddle with her friend Kate to the Black Sea from London Details of her trip can be found under the heading trekking across the wilderness of arctic Sweden 2019 was ano…
 
Welcome to the first podcast of 2020 and I’m delighted to introduce you to Anna Blackwell a 26 year old adventurer who got bitten by the adventure and travel bug just a few years ago when she undertook her gap year in South America. She has since taken this passion to the limit pushing herself further and over greater distances completing a series …
 
Wishing all our listeners a happy and healthy holiday season and hope that we all travel into 2020 in a positive and relaxed manner. This podcast was recorded on Christmas Day 2019 while walking on the local Malvern Hills with Rose and Pip the dog. In it we review the 27 podcasts we have produced this year and discuss some of the key elements we’ve…
 
This interview is with Tim Moss from The Next Challenge website. It provides some background to his outdoor history and how he has turned the tables from searching for funds to assist his trips, to offering funds and support for other first time adventurers. Tim has organised expeditions to all seven continents, made first and first-British ascents…
 
What a pleasure to chat with Tom Gale from Atom Packs. The instigator behind the UK’s only lightweight, bespoke, pack manufacture for the lightweight hiker. Designed by him and manufactured with his team of four, he produces solid, quality lightweight products based on his experience of the long distance hiking, completing the triple crown, several…
 
This interview came about following an email from a regular listener who heard of a small charity in Buxton in need some outdoor exposure to support their fabulous work. They are raising funds to build a lodge at White Hall Education Centre in the heart of the beautiful Peak District of Derbyshire with the aim to provide access to outdoor activitie…
 
This is it, the 500th episode in the long running series produced by me and released almost 14 years to the date of the first podcast release back in 2005. This is a fun, musical chat with some reflection on the last 14 years. In it I look at the past, a few of the many changes to the digital landscape which now surrounds us and speculate over some…
 
Every wanted to go (or try) Wild Camping but never quite sure where to start? You don’t want to feel a fool posting on the many public forums to get dismissive replies and you have worries about trespassing and other fears? However you really want to see what all the fuss is about and if it is for you? Then how about Nearly Wild Camping? This is a …
 
The following morning we woke after another disturbed night. Although all of us slept well we did have one ear open at all times as each gust hit the shelter, or deluge lasted longer than anticipated. Unconsciously I’m sure I put my hand out a few times as I slept just to check if the ground had become so sodden that water had seeped in anywhere. T…
 
Nine years ago, yes NINE, in 2010 I released a short 3 part series entitled Three Men In The Cairngorms which recorded an audio diary of Lee, Tony and myself as we headed into the Cairngorms for a weeks walking and wild camping. They were a very popular series of just three normal guys going for a wander and so when lee called me in summer this yea…
 
It has been three years since I heard any new Podcasts which really float my boat. There’s been quite a few I’ve gone through which never get past the first 30 seconds. If the audio is rubbish or starts off with heavy metal music and lots of shouting that’s a no-no. If there an almighty intro with a big beefy US voice closely followed by weak thin …
 
The world is a community and finding the right one for you can make a big difference in confidence as well as your future outlook. In this podcast I welcome several people to my community before speaking with Emma Frampton regarding Adventure Queens, a non for profit community specifically created to delicately smash down the barriers that prevent …
 
It doesn’t seem too much to ask does it? One hour, to yourself, outside, taking stock, breathing in, getting some exercise on a daily basis? But how many of us actually do this? Do you, like me perhaps, tell yourself that one hour in the garden doing tasks is the same thing. Or one hour cleaning the car, doing some DIY, cutting the hedges, cutting …
 
I spoke with Carl and Ellie last in September 2018 when they had 7 trails left to complete on their epic personal challenge of being the first people to walk every Waymarked Trail in the Republic of Ireland. At the time they were tired and almost broke, but still determined to complete the task. They took on Patreon as a way of getting financial su…
 
This is a 30 minute extract from our world premier and the first video interview we’ve done on The Outdoors Station. After 15 years of producing audio podcasts for the self powered traveller who better to begin our new video series with than Katie Jane Endurance and her 2019 Iceland Traverse. Katie undertook the 600km South to North Iceland Travers…
 
This is part two continuing my fascinating conversation with Jenny Wordsworth and concluding the Antarctic story which came to a sudden end when she had been Medivaced and received treatment which ultimately saved her life. See Podcast No 489. We talk of training and commitment where Jenny quite rightly states that she doesn’t see it as sacrifice, …
 
You may recall a news story at the beginning of the year when Jenny Wordsworth (Nee Davis) was emergency air lifted from her solo, unsupported and unassisted Antarctic land ski speed attempt from the South Pole. This may have been the first time you heard her name or became aware of this extraordinary endurance athlete. Sadly she had two uncontroll…
 
This podcast features the effervescent artist Katie Tunn. Katie has a thing about islands and has just embarked on a challenge to bivvy camp on 82 of them around the UK. To explore the character of each location and use it as a platform to educate visitors and campers alike on Leave No Trace and to promote interaction with local businesses. We talk…
 
This podcast is an interview with Beth Wickes. Someone who has given up her home and possessions to walk around the coast of the UK for the benefit of three very important outdoor based organisations. Beth wouldn’t describe herself as a mountaineer, more an average rambler and this is the first time she has attempted anything more than a day walk. …
 
In this podcast we catch up with Dermot Cosgrove who we spoke to back in Podcast No 482 as he was completing his prep in 40C heat of North Africa before walking the 620km trek though Iceland. His route was sorted, his gear was checked, the weather was looking good and as a result of all the tough training he had been doing in the weeks prior to the…
 
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